Armand Davis leads motor expedition in Africa, powered by Dodge cars. We digitized and uploaded this film on behalf of the A/V Geeks Archive. Email us at email@example.com if you have questions about the footage and are interested in using it in your project. Topics: Africa, travelogue
Depicts a segment of the life of the Jie, a seminomadic people who inhabit the grasslands of northwestern Kenya. Follows the move during the dry seasons from their homestead to a temporary camp (nawi) where grass is plentiful for their cattle. Shows preparations for the 60-mile trip and scenes from the slow journey, including herding cattle, bathing at the waterhole, resting under trees, and spending the evening within a thornbush kraal. Conveys the pastoral, timeless quality of an almost other... Topics: Africa., Anthropogeography Source: Lasergraphics ScanStation
"A six-part videotape featuring excerpts from conferences and interviews with African experts, world leaders, and U.S. Secretaries of State and Defense, as well as brief documentaries" -- description from box. Topics: vhs, Africa Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
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Shows the assembling, painting, and selling of a red bicycle in Nairobi. Follows the bike to its new home in a nearby village to explain economic life in Africa. Topics: Africa -- Economic conditions, Economic history, Africa.
Nigeria and Biafra Animated film, set to the music of Moussorgsky, in which the image is created by varying the topology of a large flat field of pins, hence changing its shadow pattern. Topics: Igbo, Africa., Nigeria-History
Made by filmmaker Paul L. Hoefler in the early 1940s, this portrait of the peoples of the Belgian Congo presents views of native African people, making sure to emphasize their "savage" history and customs. The film starts with members of a tribe Hoefler identifies as formerly being cannibals. The film primarily studies the Bambouri saucer-lipped tribe. The lip plate, also known as a lip plug or lip disc, is a form of body modification. Increasingly large discs (usually circular,... Topics: Periscope Film, Stock Footage, Democratic Republic of The Congo, Travel Literature, Film, Africa
This rare promotional film for the RMS Transvaal Castle dates to the 1960s, and shows the ship on its way to South Africa from Southampton. RMS Transvaal Castle was a British ocean liner built by John Brown & Company at Clydebank for the Union-Castle Line for their mail service between Southampton and Durban. In 1966 she was sold to the South Africa-based Safmarine and renamed S.A. Vaal for further service on the same route. Following cessation of the service between the UK and South... Topics: Ship, voyage, RMS Transvaal Castle, Cruise Ship, Cruise, South Africa, Union Castle Steamship,...
British General Sir Richard O'Connor, commander of the Western Desert Forces, reminisces, blaming himself for the "error" of dividing the strength of his troops to help in Greece. Later, the day is won by Montgomery and his troops. A delightful sidelight is the morale-building force of Montgomery's famous hats. British General Sir Richard O'Connor, commander of the Western Desert Forces, reminisces, blaming himself for the "error" of dividing the strength of his troops to... Topics: The World at war. / Part 8. The Desert, North Africa 1940-1943, World War (1939-1945), World War,...
This classified WWII film, shot by the 12th Combat Camera Unit and released by the Office of Strategic Services, shows the activities of Axis Saboteurs operating in North Africa. The film shows how in Tunisia, several Arab saboteurs were arrested, and forced to confess about their activities. A "saboteurs box" is shown that includes TNT, rubber hoses to make an altitude bomb, and various detonators and other devices. At 2:00, a saboteur demonstrates how to place an altitude bomb... Topics: Periscope Film, Stock Footage, World War II, Sabotage, Office Of Strategic Service, Counter...
The joking relationship is an important part of institutionalized kinship behavior among the!Kung Bushman Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film Summary Depicts a moment of flirtation and joking between a young wife and her uncle of the Kung band of bushmen in Namibia. Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, !Kung (African people), Anthropology, Africa, Anthropology, Africa Source: Lasergraphics ScanStation
In a large repertoire of!Kung Bushman games, the melon tossing game is unique in the complexity and stability of its music and in the frequency with which it is played Summary Documents a dancing game among women of the bushmen in Namibia. Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, !Kung (African people), Anthropology, Africa Source: Lasergraphics ScanStation
Dating from 1943, this fascinating newsreel features footage of the British 8th Army and American and Free French forces battling in North Africa against Rommel's Afrika Korps, and the Russian victory at Stalingrad. The film begins with the Battle of Mareth, part of an Allied operation under General Bernard Montgomery in Tunisia intended to assault the Mareth Line defenses held by German and Italian forces under General Giovanni Messe. The initial attack, Operation Pugilist ran into... Topics: WWII, newsreel, Stalingrad, Wehrmacht, Erwin Rommel, North Africa, combat
Great Railway Journeys of The World: Zambezi Express Reel 2 Historian Michael Wood travels from Cape Town to Victoria Falls on the luxurious Blue Train, and follows the trail of empire builder Cecil Rhodes. Summary Travels with historian Michael Woods aboard the Blue Train, the most luxurious train in the world, from Cape Town, South Africa to Victoria Falls. Traverses the wilderness area of the Karoo, the diamond fields of Kimberly and the gold city of Johannesberg. Topics: Educational Film, Series: Great Railway Journeys of the World (1980), Land transportation, Railroad...
Directed by John Marshall In Nyae Nyae on the Kalahari Desert, water often remains in open pans. On this occasion, five !Kung Bushmen come to Nama to bathe; /Ti!kay comes to wash clothes. The men use the opportunity to launch sexual jokes to one another. From the !Kung Bushmen series Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film Summary Documents bushmen of Namibia exchanging sexual jokes as they bathe. Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, !Kung (African people), Group and interpersonal processes, Indigenous... Source: Lasergraphics ScanStation
Roots: 1- Part 1 The African SummaryDescribes the birth of Kunta Kinte in the West African village of Juffere. Tells how 15 years later Kunta and his friends are beginning their manhood rites, while the slave ship Lord Ligonier nears the African shore. Kunta Kinte is born to Omoro and Binta Kinte in the Gambia, West Africa. Kunta undergoes manhood training, is captured by slave hunters, and put aboard a ship bound for North America. Topics: Series: Roots, Series: Roots (1977), Black history, African American history, History, Africa
Roots: 2- Part 2 The African Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film SummaryDepicts the completion of Kunta Kinte's rites of manhood. Describes how the joy of the village is shortlived when Kunta and other villagers are captured by slavers and chained in the hold of the Lord Ligonier. Toby, as Kunta Kinte has been named by his owner, escapes again. This latest effort meets with re-capture; the overseer orders the amputation of Toby's toes to prevent... Topics: Series: Roots, Series: Roots (1977), Slavery (United States), African American history, History,...
This incredible WWII color film was shot in Tunisia by U.S. Army cameramen, and made with the input of Hollywood legends Darryl Zanuck and John Ford. It follows fresh American troops led by Lt. Gen Mark Clark and Lt. Gen Kenneth Anderson as they join the fight against the Afrika Korps. After arriving at the city of Bone, troops travel overland to the Tunisian Front. Advances are made into the Atlas mountains and enemy forces engaged. Nazi aircraft raid Bone and a hospital train near... Topics: Periscope Film, Stock Footage, Operation Torch, North Africa, Mark W. Clark, United States Army,...
Looks at the baobab trees that grow in the dry bush country of Africa and shows the ecosystem created by them. Title from data sheet Summary Shows a century old baobab tree and explains its important role in the lives of African wildlife. Includes scenes of bushbabies, fruit bats, elephants, hornbills and other birds and animals. Topics: Baobab, Series: Baobab, Portrait of a Tree, portrait of a tree, Plant ecology, Botany, Ecology,...
With study guide Traces the roots of unrest that led to conflict between Israel and Egypt in the short war of June 1967 Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film Summary Traces the r.ots of unrest that burst into conflict between Israel and Egypt in the lightning war of 1967. favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Israel-Arab War (1967), Israel-Arab War, 1967, War, Twentieth century... Source: Lasergraphics ScanStation
Producer, director, photography, John Marshall ; editors, Joyce Chopra, Timothy Asch, Frank Galvin Tilkay, a young boy of the Kalahari Desert, shoots his first wildebeest. First he tracks and finds the animal, then we see the cooking and eating of the meat, and the symbolic scarification. Filmed during an expedition in 1952/53 Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Rites and ceremonies, Hunting and gathering societies, Indigenous... Source: Lasergraphics ScanStation
Explores the rhythmic music of bells, rattles, and drums and shows how they are used today in Africa both as musical instruments and as a means of communication. Instruments are played separately and together, and traditional dances are performed. From the Discovering music series Summary Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Music, Musical instruments, Africa, Percussion instruments, Music,... Source: Lasergraphics ScanStation
Photography and narration, John K. Marshall; filmed on a 1957 expedition sponsored by Peabody Museum, Harvard University and the Smithsonian Institution With study guide Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Dance, Rites and ceremonies, San (African people), Anthropology,... Source: Lasergraphics ScanStation